Seattle’s Best Pie Shops

The return of ‘Twin Peaks’ has us hankering for pie
Cherry Pie

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There are some damn fine pies in Seattle.

You can find one of the stars of Twin Peaks just 30 miles east of Seattle. North Bend’s Twede’s Café is the location for the show’s Double R Diner, where Agent Dale Cooper orders his beloved cherry pie and coffee “black as midnight on a moonless night.” Being in the same neck of the woods, we felt it fitting to serve up a roundup of Seattle’s best places for pie and coffee. Whether you like your slices sweet or savory, we’ve got the spot for you.

 

A la Mode Pies

Owner Chris Porter opened his pie-centric spot in honor of the homemade treats his mom packed in his childhood lunchbox. Using locally sourced or organic fruit as often as possible, Porter crafts pie classics with a culinary twist — e.g., the Blue Hawaiian, a tropical pineapple, coconut, blueberry combo, or the spicy Mexican Chocolate Mousse. Agent Cooper would dig the Star-Spangled Sour Cherry, festively adorned with a crust of buttery stars, and the cups of Caffé Umbria coffee. Pies come in many sizes: hand pies, petite pies, “Pie Babies,” and A la Mode’s trademarked LolliPie, a silver-dollar-size pie on a stick. Watch bakers work their flour magic through the café’s picture windows, or get even closer with A la Mode Pie’s fun pie-making classes, offered at both locations.

 

Pie Fremont

In spite of its small size, this sliver of a spot offers dozens of sweet and savory pies. Handcrafted and baked fresh each day, the rotating menu of mini and full-size pies includes classics (Key lime, peanut butter cream, and chicken pot pie), Northwest specialties (local blackberry and smoked salmon pot pie), and unique creations (Sriracha mac n’ cheese and maple cream). Yes, you can have pie for breakfast — like the tasty Huevos Rancheros pie — and of course, pair any pie with a cup of locally roasted Victrola coffee.

 

Wandering Goose

Known for its biscuits, this homey Capitol Hill café serves up some of the best Southern pies this side of the Mississippi. Choose your own pie adventure from the brimming bakery counter. The rotating menu includes a towering lemon meringue pie, a beautiful blueberry chess pie, and a rustic peach galette. Their famous hand pies burst with seasonal fruit — like Agent Cooper’s favorite cherry — and are perfectly portable for on-the-go snacking with a cup of Caffe Vita coffee. Mark your calendar to grab one of their Thanksgiving pies — think bourbon pecan and sweet potato — for a delicious holiday treat.

 

 

Twede’s Café

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While scouting locations for the original Twin Peaks, David Lynch stumbled upon this 75-year-old café in historic downtown North Bend. Though you won’t recognize the café from the show — a fire in 2000 destroyed the interior — there is Twin Peaks memorabilia posted along the back wall. And, they still proudly serve a “damn fine cup o’ coffee” alongside the famous Twin Peaks cherry pie, made in-house daily. Agent Cooper was such a fan that he ordered two additional slices after devouring his first. Will you be so inclined?